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Boko Haram       LUcat Search catalogue MMS 9839390445602711

Scope note
Boko Haram, (Hausa: 'Westernization Is Sacrilege') byname of Jama'at Ahl al-Sunna lil-Da'awah wa al-Jihad (Arabic: 'Association of the People of the Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad'), is an Islamic sectarian movement, founded in 2002 by Muhammed Yusuf in northeastern Nigeria. (Encyclopaedia Britannica online, March 2019).

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Association of the People of the Sunnah for Preaching and Jihad
Jama'at Ahl al-Sunna lil-Da'awah wa al-Jihad

Broader terms
Islamic movements

Subject category
06.05 RELIGIOUS PROCESSES AND ORGANIZATION

Indexing history
Added 2019. For publications indexed before 2019, use a combination of Islamic movements, fundamentalism, rebellions and/or terrorism, and Nigeria.



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